11:30 Friday 31 January 2014

Students 'energised' thanks to Founders4Schools programme

Written byJORDAN DAY

The four entrepreneurs pictured with some of the King's Ely GCSE students. The four entrepreneurs pictured with some of the King's Ely GCSE students.

Successful entrepreneurs helped inspire students to pursue their dreams of setting up their own businesses.

Four high achieving businessmen visited King’s Ely to talk and work with GCSE students as part of the Founders4Schools programme.

The scheme aims to give students a unique perspective from a career choice that makes a positive impact on employment, the economy and society.

Andy Harter, CEO of Realvnc Limited, Colin Gibb, managing director of Gibb Consultancy Limited, Paul Anson of Lumejet Holdings Limited, and John Synder, CEO of Grapeshot Limited, spoke to pupils about their career paths and the challenges they face when setting up their own businesses.

Event organiser Claire Poole, who is head of Design and Technology at King’s Ely Senior, said: “The students got such a lot out of the Founders4Schools event and were all very energised by hearing the entrepreneurial journeys of such inspiring role models.”

Visit www.founders4schools.org.uk for more information.

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